Introduction to the basic terms, tools, and issues of cultural anthropology. Students have the opportunity to carry out and write up original research.
Equip students to both better understand other cultures and to explore their own cultural perspectives. Expand their abilities to relate effectively in our globalized world.
This course introduces students to basic cultural anthropological principles and gives them a series of opportunities to develop skills in cross-cultural research. It is designed to be a stretching, edifying, and equipping experience.
Based on the call to be a blessing to others to share the grace of our Lord Jesus with the nations. Oriented toward Abrahamic call and its mandate for the nations.
The goal is understanding other people's lives so we can minister and communicate in meaningful ways. This includes critical self-reflection and consideration of one's own cultural background.
Students explore the life history and theological perspectives of a cultural mentor and the student's own life. Students consider the societal frames expressed in the interview and how it compares to their own.
Students visit a religious service that is considerably different from their own and interview a cultural mentor.
This course gives students hands-on experience in ethnographic research. Students also do a series of interviews with a cultural mentor to expand their capacity to develop relationships cross-culturally.
The focus is on experiences that increase understanding of self, societies, and other people. Through the interviews and cultural visits, students explore cultural similarities and differences.